Since when do singers explicitly write about themselves (like most rappers do)?

Started by Zeugma, Feb 1, 2019, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Zeugma
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    Zeugma thugger thugger my brother

    Feb 1, 2019
    A little question about the evolution of subject matters in the history of music.
    Obviously songwriters have always written about themselves in a sense, but do you have examples in mind of non-hip hop artists explicitly telling some apparently trivial events that happened to them, dropping names and all, making it a little harder to relate directly? What artists have been known for using their own lives as their main subject matter?
    Thanks in advance for your answers

    (edit: "like most rappers do" might be an exaggeration, but you get the point)
     
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  2. thatmotherfkr
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    the Blues dude...and every genre derived from it(like country)...but especially rap and hip hop
     
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  3. Zeugma
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    Zeugma thugger thugger my brother

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    who are you thinking of?
     
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    ...all of them...from Robert Johnson to Buddy Guy...it's the blues, it's what they all do. Aint you ever seen Dewey Cox? psssht
     
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    Zeugma thugger thugger my brother

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    I'm actually quite a blues fan myself. I asked you who you were thinking of because I don't see it - bluesmen were so much more metaphorical/allusive when they were referencing parts of their lives that it's not the same thing, really.
     
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    Taylor Swift lol
     
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    Wanker thread
     
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    ...you dont see what?...the connection between blues and hip hop?...look harder
     
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  9. Zeugma
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    Feb 2, 2019
    alright nevermind guys, thought this would create some interesting discussion but I was obviously wrong
     
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